The Iranian Defense Ministry plans to unveil new naval products and launch their mass production in the near future.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference on the development of Iran’s Southeastern coasts of Makran today, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the country will launch the second home-made Mowdge class destroyer, dubbed as ‘Jamaran 2’, in the near future.
He added that a new type of flying boat will be unveiled in the next few months.
Speaking to FNA in June, Lieutenant Commander of the Navy for Technical Affairs Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini reminded that the designing and building of Jamaran destroyer, a Mowdge 1 Class vessel, showed Iran’s high technical know-how and capabilities in manufacturing battleships, and added that the country is already manufacturing a second generation of the hi-tech vessel.
The construction phase of Velayat destroyer, a Mowdge 2 Class vessel, is 70% through, he said, and added that the vessel is under construction in Iran’s Northern port city of Bandar Anzali.
The admiral declared that Velayat will be launched this Iranian year (ends on March 2013).
Iran’s first home-made destroyer, Jamaran, was launched in late February 2010. The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of around 14,000 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities and is armed with a variety of anti-ship, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.
Jamaran is also equipped with different kinds of weapons, including a powerful and smart missile named ‘Nour’ (light).